EXPANDS YOUR HORIZON

THE SPORT THAT

The Basic Keelboat graduate will have successfully demonstrated the ability to responsibly skipper and crew a simple day sailing keelboat in familiar waters in light

to moderate wind

and sea conditions.

Out of an abundance of caution related to the Corona Virus Pandemic, Sea Star Base Galveston programs and events are currently postponed. Please email any questions or concerns to  info@ssbgalveston.org

KEELBOAT

CERTIFICATION

This is a U.S. Sailing Basic Keelboat class designed for people who just want a refresher or for those who have little to no experience.

 

Upon passing this course, you will receive your U.S. Sailing Basic Keelboat certification.
This internationally recognized certification will allow you to bareboat charter keelboats up to 27' almost anywhere in the world. It will also allow members to use our sonars anytime the Base is open and they are not being used in a program. 

 

This is a three (3) day class, usually given over a weekend – Friday, Saturday, Sunday. The fee is $250 for members or $350 for non-members.

2020 Upcoming classes

Date/Time: TBD

If you do not receive the confirmation message within a few minutes of signing up, please check your Spam or Junk folder just in case the confirmation email got delivered there instead of your inbox. 

PRACTICAL SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE YOU WILL LEARN

Preparation to Sail
Crew Operations and Skills
Leaving the Dock or Mooring
Boat Control in Confined Waters
Navigation
Navigation Rules, International-Inland
Boat Control in Open Water

Heavy Weather Sailing
Overboard Rescue Methods
Safety and Emergency Procedures
Returning to the Dock
or Mooring
Sailing Theory
Anchoring Techniques

 

BASIC KEELBOAT

instructor class

The Basic Keelboat Instructor course is a 3 day evaluation allowing experienced keelboat instructors to test and evaluate their teaching and sailing skills. Candidates should anticipate single-handing a keelboat while demonstrating competency in sailing off the dock, mooring and slip. Basic Keelboat Instructor Candidates must also be able to present material in a classroom environment with ease. To become a U.S. Sailing Instructor a candidate must be a confident and competent sailor, able to sail anywhere in the U.S. and handle the vast situations and different models of boats encountered in sailing courses.

To register email Captain Mike Janota

mjanota@ssbgalveston.org

NEXT CLASS

TBD

If you do not receive the confirmation message within a few minutes of signing up, please check your Spam or Junk folder just in case the confirmation email got delivered there instead of your inbox. 

WHO TO CONTACT

SSBG COMMUNITY SAILING CENTER

409-572-2560 Ext. 1008

Capt. Mike Janota

Director

mjanota@ssbgalveston.org

Capt. David Gaston

Adaptive Programs Director

dgaston@ssbgalveston.org

Clement Jardin

Youth Coordinator

youthsailing@ssbgalveston.org

SEASTARBASE

PHONE
409-572-2560

FAX
409-572-2564

EMAIL
info@ssbgalveston.org


LOCATION
7509 Broadway
Galveston, Texas 77554


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